Tam Nong Natural Reserve, which is home to 220 species
of birds identified with the reserve of 8,000 hectares and 53km in path.
In this park, visitors can observe redheaded cranes, one of 15
endangered species of cranes in the world. In fact, cranes have played
an important role in history. Thousands of years BC, images of cranes
were used in interior decoration in European aristocratic families. In
the Orient, cranes were and are still worshipped as examples of
faithfulness and national longevity. Different from any other species of
birds in the area, cranes find their food only on land; they must
therefore migrate to avoid the rainy season in Dong Thap Muoi. Cranes
stay in Tam Nong Park from December to June.
Tan Qui Dong village of Sa Dec, about 3km from the provincial capital of
Sa Dec, is famous all over Vietnam for its flower gardens, particularly
rose gardens. Roses are transported daily to shops in Ho Chi Minh City
and other provinces. Some nurseries cultivating medicinal herbs are also
located in this area.
Nguyen Sinh Sac (President Ho Chi Minhs father) Tomb is about 2km from
Cao Lanh along National Road 23. The tomb was built between August 1975
and February 1977 on an area of one hectare in memory of the man who
raised a Vietnamese national hero.
Xeo Quit Base is located in the villages of My Hiep and My Long in the
Cao Lanh District, 30km from the town of Cao Lanh. For years ago, the
area was a wasteland with dangerous, tangled canals and streams, and was
chosen as a strategic guerrilla base (at the end of 1959) by the
Communist Party Committee of Kien Giang Province (now Dong Thap
Province). Xeo Quit has now been transformed into an area for tourism.
Inside the forest, through various creeping plants and vines there are
restored vestiges: fortifications, bomb shelters and underground
hideouts. There is also the house where the provincial Party Committee
White Stork sanctuary.